Each week the children are set weekly spellings which are based on the Year 3/4 statutory spellings and the rules they have been taught in the No Nonsense Spellings (including spellings with prefixes and suffixes).
The children have 10 spellings each week which are set on a Monday and are tested on the following Monday. Children who achieve 10 correct spellings will also achieve a Dojo (the school's reward system). The children have time during some morning sessions to practice their spellings to help them learn them each week.
The children are expected to read at least three times each week and for this to be recorded in their reading record. The children's reading records are checked on a Monday by your child's teacher. For each book your child reads, they complete a book review and get to place a tick on their reading chart and consequently receive Dojos.
If your child makes a mistake when reading, encourage them to sound out the word in order to make an educated guess. Discuss the text with your child and clarify any unknown words as this helps them to understand the text better. Ask them who their favourite character was and why and which part of the story was most exciting? Why?
What did they learn from the facts in their non fiction book? It's always good to also try to get your child to start reading a series of books from the same author and then compare these with a different author too.
Please encourage your child to read a variety of texts such as magazines, newspapers, comics, instructions to help them guage a better understanding of a range of text genres.
Here are a few suggested Y3 books/authors for your child to explore:
Homework books for English and Maths
The children mark their Maths and English homework each Friday morning after registration and are then set their next weeks homework on a Friday morning. Their pages are posted on Class Dojo each Friday too.
We encourage the children to work on their times tables using the link below. The children should have their passwords from their class teacher. If they have misplaced their password or you need a replacement one, please speak to your child's teacher.